18 Jul

USDA: ~$2 Billion Available for Eligible Producers Affected by 2017 Hurricanes and Wildfires

USDA – Approximately $2 Billion Available for Eligible Producers Affected by 2017 Hurricanes and Wildfires USDA announced this past Monday that Ag producers affected by hurricanes and wildfires in 2017 may now apply for assistance through November 16, 2018 to help recover and rebuild their farming operations. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue reflected on the […]

20 Jun

Summer 2018 – Cattle Update

Summer 2018 – Cattle Update Beef producers have been given the signal to continue to expand their herds.  And with that expansion, 2018’s production is expected to rise more quickly than it did last year (USDA is anticipating seeing a 3.9% increase over 2017).  Even with the higher animal and feed costs this past March […]

24 May

Our Louisiana Office has MOVED!

After 12 years, our Louisiana Office has MOVED! And just like any move, nothing goes 100% as planned.  The same applied to us and therefore we ended up with a new phone & fax number!  Please take note. Thank you for your patience & understanding during this transition!  We look forward to serving you at our new location!      

03 Jan

How is recent severe weather impacting agriculture?

How is recent severe weather impacting agriculture? Severe weather is an all too familiar subject and concern for farmers and ranchers.  And what a year 2017 has been.  The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA) has been tracking data on $1 billion+ weather events since 1980 that include droughts, floods, freezes, severe storms, tropical cyclones, […]

11 Sep

USDA Assists Texas Farmers & Ranchers

USDA Stands Ready to Assist Texas Farmers and Ranchers Recover From Hurricane Harvey   Temple, TX Sept. 8, 2017 – Hurricane Harvey made an impact on the lives of many in Texas, including our farmers and ranchers. As producers move into recovery mode, and assess damages and losses resulting from the hurricane and subsequent flooding, […]

30 Aug

Hurricane Harvey & its Impact on Texas Agriculture

Hurricane Harvey & its Impact on Texas Agriculture This past week has been a rough one for Texas which received record breaking rain totals and destruction due to Hurricane Harvey. And agriculture wasn’t left out of the mix.  Cotton, livestock, rice, corn and wheat were among those affected by the storm.  Cotton in particular was […]

10 Jul

Broker’s Open at Tio Pancho Ranch Vineyards

Broker’s Open – July 13, 2017 Join us at the winery Thursday, July 13 for a tour of this turn-key established property. Enjoy authentic paella and refreshments by Vivere Catering FBG. Meet Host, Cara Collier of Central Texas Vineyard Properties & iVineyard Advisors LLC and Co- Host, Michael Marcks, VP of Agrow Credit Corp. Tio Pancho […]

22 Jun

Don’t let “hidden” costs destroy your profitability.

Don’t let “hidden” costs destroy your profitability. In agriculture, we can protect ourselves against commodity prices using contracts, options and price insurance, but don’t forget to protect yourself from the “hidden” costs that are destroying farm and ranch profitability.  A few years ago, a big culprit was $4+ diesel, but thanks to US shale oil […]

17 Apr

When it rains, it pours. Increasing interest rates have arrived!

When it rains, it pours.  Increasing Interest Rates Have Arrived! It has been more than 10 years since interest rates have increased as much as they have recently.  Within the last 5 months, the Wall Street Journal Prime (WSJP) rate increased from 3.25% to 4% and is expected to increase at least 2 more times […]